Deftones to announces inaugural ‘De Los Deftones’ concert in San Diego

Veteran rockers, Deftones, have announced they would be joining the festival game with their first ever branded concert event tagged ‘Dia De Los Deftones’—similar to Day of the Dead (or Dia De Muertos in Spanish), a Mexican holiday that commemorates loved ones who have passed on to the next state of being.

Starting Saturday, November 3rd, at San Diego’s Petco Park at the Park, by 2 p.m., the Deftones will host the inaugural Dia De Los Deftones, an all-ages one-day festival featuring a strong diverse lineup of artists.

It is expected that lots of fans would troop into San Diego come November 3rd, as the concert is one of only just four U.S. dates the Sacramento-bred band has scheduled for the rest of this year—with cheap car rental services available for travelling fans to navigate the state seamlessly.

The Dia De Los Deftones concert promises to be a day of music, food and beverages, with a music lineup of eight bands and solo artists—including the hard-rocking Deftones, Atlanta rapper Future and Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda.

The Deftones concert will be completed by performances from the pioneering San Diego post-punk band Rocket From The Crypt, punk-meets-hip-hop duo H09909, 22-year-old singer and rapper Doja Cat, Italian death-metal band Veins and consonant-friendly electronic death-pop duo Vowws.

“For years, we’ve played on festivals with such amazing and diverse line-ups and that is what we have achieved with our first line-up for Dia De Los Deftones,” said Deftones’ lead singer/guitarist Chino Moreno in a press release.

“We want this event to be a celebration; with the incredible artists we’ve assembled, and the experiences we’re curating for the festival site, it’s going to be a wonderful day and night for all who join us.”

While fans continue to wait for a new album, the Nov. 3 date will be one of two exclusive California appearances for the multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning host whose last outing in  San Diego was in July 2017, at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre.

Perhaps coincidentally, Shinoda’s new song, “Lift Off,” features choruses done by Deftones’ frontman Moreno—who performs alongside rapper Machine Gun Kelly. However, it’s left to be seen if the two collaborate on stage here at Dia De Los Deftones — or perhaps Deftones preview any song from the band’s still-in-progress new album.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have such fantastic and credible artists joining us on this maiden voyage, and we look forward to bringing it to you,” said Deftones’ drummer, Abe Cunningham.

Coming after their set at Monster Energy Aftershock 2018, scheduled to take place between October 13th and 14th in Sacramento, California, the festival appearance will mark Deftones’ second California concert of the year. The band’s live schedule would also include performances at the Louder Than Life Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Other iconic music shows have been held at the three-acre Park at the Park, including a punk-rock concert last year headlined by Rancid and 2016’s all-electronic-music GROUNDWATER festival. While the attendance for GROUNDWATER was capped at 5,000, no capacity has been announced yet for Dia de Los Deftones.

Fans would have to start prepping to witness an epic lineup as tickets for Dia de Los Deftones went on sale Friday July 20 at 10 a.m. at The tickets are priced at $75 each, including service charges.

However, for VIP packages, tickets prices start at $195, plus service charges.

Deftones’ last released an album in 2016, titled Gore. However, earlier this year, vocalist and guitarist Chino Moreno shared a solo track “Brief Exchange.” A song that was inspired by DC Comics’ new graphic novel Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition.

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